Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Another tag!

Well, just when I thought the tags were finished, up pops another tag challenge...how could I resist?

"Reindeer tag"

The background uses a double embossing technique. Clear versamark was spread over the top side of the embossing folder, used to emboss white card, then heat-embossed with red embossing powder. This was repeated to add a different part of the embossing board so that the words read in two directions. Finally, the tag was inked with Bundled Sage, Pine Needles and Walnut Stain, and the edges distressed with scissors.


A couple of swirly bits were cut from core-dinations card using a Sizzix strip die, then sanded to reveal the green core. Leaves were punched from different colours of textured card and the edges distressed with Pine Needles ink. A length of tuile was torn and added together with some red pearls for holly berries. Finally, a metal charm snowman was heat-embossed in white, a black promarker used to make buttons & eyes, and a tiny length of stripy ribbon cut for a scarf and wrapped around the snowman's neck, before attaching to a jump ring and hanging from the tuile.

"Glittery reindeer"

The reindeer was diecut from empty cat food box, heat-embossed in vintage gold, the covered with glue from a glue pad and sprinkled with ultrafine gold glitter before adhering to the tag. A red pearl was used for Rudolph's nose (it has to be Rudolph!).

"Tree charm"

The tree charm was decorated with tiny blobs of red, green and gold glitter glue for baubles. The star was filled with Liquid Pearls then a blob of holographic glitter glue added for extra sparkle. Finally, a length of frayed, green ribbon was threaded through the top of the tag.

Just to finish, I thought you might like to see the other tags featured this month. I couldn't bear to give them away yet :-)

"12 Tags of Christmas"

Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show...a Tim Holtz themed tag
Joanna Sheen - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
My Craft Spot - Tag...You're It!


  1. This tag is fantastic Maddy and I love your beautiful display of all your tags together. Fantastic. Lee x

  2. Nice embossing!! I like the gold charm and the sparkly reindeer too! Really has a lot of wow-factor! : )

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  3. Gorgeous tag and love the double embossing.Can see why you can't bear to part with them! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.
    Merry Christmas
    Jayne x

  4. You tags look wonderfull all grouped together on the wall. A lot of people commented that I'd find it hard to give the tags away. You know, it never occured to me to do that. Am I bad? LOL. I use mine purely for Christmas decor. They really got me in the mood for Christmas this year.

  5. Beautiful Christmas Tag, thanks for sharing with us at Joanna Sheen first Challenge.
    Merry Christmas,
    Hugs Teresa xx

  6. Absolutely beautiful tag!! thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


  7. What gorgeous tags - and such a wonderful technique you used for the background! I've never seen that before. Thanks for sharing the instructions, too.

    Your other tags look fabulous too! I hope you did end up sharing them!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper


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